Published On: Tue, Apr 1st, 2014

Abu Dhabi man becomes the 87th MERS fatality

The National IHR Focal Point of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has confirmed an additional  laboratory-confirmed case of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and notified the World Health Organization this past Sunday.

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Image/CIA

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

The details of the case are as follows:

A 64 year-old man from Abu Dhabi with underlying medical conditions. He became ill on 21 March, and was admitted to hospital on 25 March. His condition deteriorated and he was placed in intensive care. He passed away on 30 March. The patient had no reported contact with laboratory-confirmed cases, however did report having contact with animals, including camels. The patient also had a recent history of travel to Oman and to Saudi Arabia. Further epidemiological investigation in ongoing.

This case brings the global total to 207 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV, including 87 deaths.

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